Things are madder than usual in the DeLeo household, and that's pretty mad. I have a new day job, revisions are due in on a book on Monday, strategic planning is happening on the school board taht I sit on and I have another book due in in a month. I'm also trying to get organized to go to conference in Sydney and Auckland. Oh, I'm also registrar for one of those conferences—I really mustn't forget that or I'll have 150 irate romance writers hunting me down
So, it's pretty clear what I'm doing at a time like this, right? Setting daily word counts, making sure I'm prioritizing everything and driving through that pain barrier, yes? Ahhh, no. Today I had one hour free from teaching and kid wrangling and trying to stem a tide of ants in the kitchen and what did I do? I went and had a facial, of course!
Okay, the truth is that I'm a little bit addicted to looking after myself. I go to my chiroprator once every six weeks, a massage therapist about the same, and my beauty therapist about every month. Whenever I go to one of these places I always come away feeling completely different about the challenges ahead. I seem to think more clearly and I certainly smell a lot nicer. I've realised they all have a common factor that helps to turn my day around - a bed, with soothing music playing in the background and a chance to close my eyes in the middle of the day.
How about you? What do you do for yourself on a regular basis that makes you feel fantastic?